The State House of Assembly gallery
• Appoints Onafeko as substantive clerk
• Obasa, others mourn ex-Speaker, Kinyomi

The Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, voted for the sack of Chairman of the Assembly Commission, Wale Mogaji. Mogaji’s sack was approved after a voice-vote by members of the House during plenary.
Besides, the lawmakers appointed Mrs. Folashade Raulat Latona as the new secretary of the commission. Latona replaces Mrs. Esther Lambo, who retired recently.
The House also confirmed Olalekan Onafeko as the substantive Clerk of the House, while it elevated three other senior members of staff to the position of deputy clerks.
Those elevated include Mr. Babs Animashaun, Mr. Taiwo Otun and Mrs. Adenike Oshinowo. Onafeko was appointed Acting Clerk in 2020.
Earlier during the plenary, the House raised concerns over the recent boat mishap that led to the death of people, as well as the flood recorded in some parts of the state.
They, therefore, urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to work towards finding solutions to flooding.
MEANWHILE, members of the Assembly, led by the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, yesterday, paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Speaker of the House, Abayomi Kinyomi, who died at 82 on Tuesday during a brief illness.
The deceased wife, Chief Oluyinka Abeni, who revealed her husband’s last moment, said that days before his passing, he was constantly checking for time and saying he wanted to go home.
“He was always checking the time. He kept complaining that he wanted to go home. He would complain about the bed, but we didn’t understand.
“When the pressure on his health suddenly increased and we were taking him to the hospital, I looked at him in the car where I was with him and I knew he could hardly make it.
“When we got to the hospital, the doctor came to check him and told me we have lost him. I can’t forget that day,” she said.
She described her late husband as a loving and caring man who planned everything about him. She thanked Obasa and the leadership of the House for constantly supporting the family even while Pa Kinyomi was alive.
Kinyomi, who served as Speaker of the House between January 1992 and November 1993, died at 82 on Tuesday during a brief illness.
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